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Copper by TRB: A New Venue That’s Under The Wire

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The ground floor

Copper by TRB, the new event and cultural space from Beijing’s award-winning TRB restaurant group has got us a little hot under the collar.

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A view of Jingshan Park

Housed in a former copper-wiring factory, hence the name, the renovated venue is located behind a private entrance down a sleepy hutong and offers a sense of exclusivity while remaining a truly Beijing experience.


Checking In…The Orchid Hotel Beijing

The Orchid Hotel Beijing

We heaved a sigh of relief when we first visited The Orchid. Not just because it took us a while to find the first time around, you understand, but because someone finally succeeded in creating a truly chic and comfortable hutong hotel in our beloved city.

Situated in the maze of lanes surrounding the city’s ancient Drum and Bell towers, The Orchid feels like a hidden gem from the outset.

As you slip down the barely visible alley that constitutes the hotel’s entrance off Baochao Hutong, you might want to avert your eyes as you pass the back door of a grubby local kitchen and focus on the gleaming white oasis of cool up ahead. For once inside, you’ll enter a tranquil little world where traditional Chinese roofs meet modern white balconettes* and the hustle and bustle of the city simply melts away.


Gossip – The Temple Hotel

The Temple Hotel Beijing

The Temple Hotel near Jingshan Park may finally be worthy of its title! After years of delays, the beautiful Songzhu Temple is finally morphing into an 8-bedroom boutique hotel and restaurant due to open by the end of the year.

Light installations by James Turrell, a restaurant by former Maison Boulud man Ignace Lecleir, and a viewing gallery of antique Tibetan rugs are all on the cards. We can’t wait.


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